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Senior Buyer

Houston, TX 77064

Posted: 04/26/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Supply Chain/Operations Job Number: 23493 Pay Rate: $75,000-$100,000

Job Description

A leading manufacturer is looking for a Sr. Buyer/Planner to manage the production planning and purchasing of supplies, raw materials, and services for assigned product line. The ideal candidate is a supply chain planning or materials management expert with a strong understanding of purchasing methods and practices. Working under general supervision, the successful candidate will enhance business performance by making high-quality, cost-effective purchases and adhering to established purchasing procedures.
Salary + Additional Benefits: 
  • $75,000-$100,000
  • Medical, Dental, Vison Insurance
  • 401K - company match
  • 3% Profit Sharing
  • 120 PTO hours + Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Location: Houston, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Responsible to commit a delivery date on each customer order received and processed.
  • Interface with customer service daily to assure that orders meet customer delivery expectations.
  • Quote lead-times on all products to Customer Service team.
  • Procure supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization.
  • Check requisitions, contact vendors, and examine bids and contracts.
  • Drive the development of project and sustaining production schedules from engineering plans and production specifications.
  • Interface with various functional areas, such as Production, Engineering, Shipping, Accounting, etc. to resolve any supply, quality, or logistic problems associated with purchased items.
  • Work with design engineering on new product launch, supplier selection and ensure seamless transition for sustaining production release. 
  • Resolve supplier problems associated with over shipments, shortages, discrepant or obsolete materials, invoice issues, and rework or scraps.
  • Review Open Purchase Orders and follow up with suppliers as necessary.
  • Prepare RFQ’s and obtain competitive bids to ensure best total cost of ownership.
  • Expedite items/supplies as necessary to meet company demands.
  • Responsible to monitor and ensure delivery and inventory performance objectives per the operating plan are met/exceeded.
  • Meet defined targets for cost saving initiatives.
  • Communicate with Production department to execute the revenue plan.
  • Assure ISO 9001 compliance for functional area met.

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business management, engineering or equivalent required
  • Minimum four to seven years Supply Chain (production planning and/or procurement) experience
  • Industrial manufacturing, high mix/low volume background preferred
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers managing fabricated, machined, or cast metal products preferred
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, and database skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to develop relationships with internal and external customers
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for enabling best customer experiences
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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Saxon Huckell
Associate Search Director - Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management Supply Chain, and IT.



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